Alex Roberts is a British artist that lives and works between Berlin and the UK. She works predominantly with paint and translucence; addressing paintings’ surface and spatial depth. Testing the sliding scale of figuration and abstraction, her focus is how we perceive identity and change - encounters.
Exploring the relationship between what we see and what we feel, the work invites the viewer to question their own perceptions, while hinting at a narrative, or capturing moments in the lives of others. The candid enquiry often exposes polarized, human states.
Currently she is exploring the tensions between what is public and what is private: how, in today’s digital world, appearance often contrasts with reality and sociability belies intimacy.
Roberts recently completed her postgraduate research (MA Fine Art 2015) at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Previous study includes, City of Bath Art College and Reading University before completing a further diploma at the London College of Printing.
Roberts continues to work at University of Bath (Departments: ICIA and Architecture and Civil Engineering) as an Artist/Tutor. She is delivering painting and life-drawing workshops, open to all students and the community.
Recipient of the University of the Arts London, Postgraduate Communities Fund Award, established the show, Housed, Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Arts, 2015. Housed is being developed as Connect via an exchange and exhibition opportunity between Polish and UK-based artists, having been accepted to re-locate to Katowice, Poland at The Rondo Gallery for November 2016. Other recent exhibitions include the solo show, Choices, Gallery 3, The Edge, University of Bath (concludes 20th January 2016) and Disstemma 7, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2015.
Image credit: Kelise Franclemont